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Innova Announces $31M Close of Ag Innovation Fund IV
May 22, 2017 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Innova) Memphis-based Venture Capital Firm Innova Announces Close of Ag Innovation Fund IV to Support AgTech Startup Activity —  Innova Memphis, an early-stage venture capital firm, has announced the close of its latest fund, Innova Ag …

Why a Hong Kong Plant Scientist with a Biofuel Research Breakthrough Has to Leave for Greener Pastures
May 5, 2017 – 3:13 pm | No Comment

by Viola Zhou (South China Morning Post)  Lydia Lam Pui-ying will further her study at Kyoto University in Japan  —
Hong Kong and Japanese scientists have discovered a new way to make biofuel from rice straw, …

NREL Finds 6 Billion Gallons of SAJF Per Year Could Enter U.S. Market by 2030
May 5, 2017 – 11:53 am | No Comment

(Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuels Initiative) The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently released the aviation biofuels report, “Potential Avenues for Significant Biofuels Penetration in the U.S. Aviation Market.” The report finds that it is possible …

Great Leaf Forward: The Top 10 Trends Driving the Canadian Advanced Bioeconomy
May 2, 2017 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Although the bigger players — China, the US, Brazil and the EU take most of the headlines in the advanced bioeconomy, Canada is definitely “boxing above its weight class” these days, …

Vulnerable Nations Call on G20 to End Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020
May 1, 2017 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(Climate Change News)  Ministers from countries on the front line of climate change have urged rich nations to stop pouring money into the coal, oil and gas industries.  The world’s 49 most climate vulnerable countries …

New Life Infused into Proposed Danish Cellulosic Ethanol Plant
April 11, 2017 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Prospects for a cellulosic ethanol plant to be built as part of the Maabjerg Energy Center in Denmark have achieved a breakthrough, according Jorgen Udby, chairman. London-based investment firm Pioneer Point Partners …

The Quest to Capture and Store Carbon – and Slow Climate Change — Just Reached a New Milestone
April 11, 2017 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  A new large-scale technology has launched in Decatur, Illinois that, by combining together corn-based fuels with the burial of carbon dioxide deep underground, could potentially result in the active removal …

Sustainable Polyurethanes and the Bio Economy
April 11, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The use of biomass to produce value added chemicals for polymer synthesis is a major focus of the effort to replace fossil carbon. The theory is that these …

EP Petroecuador Signs Contracts with Alcohol Companies to Guarantee Supply of Ecopaís
April 5, 2017 – 11:21 am | No Comment

(EP Petroecuador (Google Translation))  In the presence of the Minister of Hydrocarbons, Ing. José Icaza, the Petroecuador Public Company and the companies Consorcio Artesanal Cado, Producargo SA, Codana SA and Soderal SA, signed a USD …

The Potential of Biofuels in China
March 29, 2017 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) This IEA Bioenergy Task 39 report looks at the potential of biofuels in China. Although climate change and energy security are of concern to China, it is not clear which of these drivers has …

Australia’s Productivity Commission Says Biofuels a Bad Deal All Around
March 29, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Australia, the federal government’s economic advisor—The Productivity Commission—has called on New South Wales, Queensland and commonwealth governments to drop biofuel blending, saying the polices unnecessarily increase fuel prices for …

New Plant Will Make Biodiesel from Waste Fats
March 28, 2017 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

(Lambton Shield)   $25-m Sombra operation would take shape on part of plant bought last year  —  A 25-million litre capacity plant that would occupy a small slice of a 24-acre site purchased from Methes Energies last …

Waste-Stream, Slip-Stream, Main-Stream: The Born Global Slip-Stream Challenge Gets Underway
March 27, 2017 – 1:26 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are six oddly-named streams in the bioeconomy, and it reminds one of the nomenclature of subatomic quarks. There is upstream, midstream, downstream, main-stream, waste-stream, and slip-stream. But of all …

Cabinet Approves Closure/Winding up of CREDA HPCL Biofuel Ltd (CHBL) and IndianOil – CREDA Biofuels Ltd. (ICBL)
March 24, 2017 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(Business Standard)  The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved closure/winding up of CREDA HPCL Biofuel (CHBL) and IndianOil – Chhattisgarh Renewable Energy Development Agency (CREDA) Biofuels …

Problem of Producing Cheap Biofuel from Cassava Solved
March 23, 2017 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  New yeast species is key to cutting cost  —  … After 18 months of research and experiments, the Thailand Institute of Science and Technological Research (TISTR) has found that they can use a species …

Government of Canada Invests $43 Million in Clean Technology Innovation
March 14, 2017 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Government of Canada/CNW)  Investments support Canadian-based technologies and create opportunities for businesses to grow and contribute to clean economic growth. —  Technology and the innovation it helps promote are key to the future of Canada’s …

New Leaf Biofuel Plans to Double Biodiesel Production Capacity
March 10, 2017 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  San Diego-based biodiesel producer New Leaf Biofuel has received a notice of proposed award from the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, which will help …

How the County’s Biodiesel-Making Effort in Cathcart Flopped
March 7, 2017 – 7:39 pm | No Comment

by Karen Law (Tribune)  Snohomish County’s gamble on turning canola into biodiesel has turned belly-up, but at least the Spokane Indian Tribe may reap a jackpot this week when the County Council votes on surplussing …

Could Biofuel Save Maine’s Timber Industry?
March 6, 2017 – 4:10 pm | No Comment

by Darren Fishell (Bangor Daily News)  The company EMEP LLC wants to buy the shuttered East Millinocket paper mill to build a biorefinery that it said would be a centerpiece of a larger $240 million …

Government Policy Action Is Key to the Large-Scale Deployment of Aviation Biofuels, Hears ICAO Seminar
February 24, 2017 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(GreenAir Online)  Although sustainable alternative fuels are key to meeting the aviation sector’s long-term emissions goals, supportive government policies are required to bring these fuels to global deployment. This was a central theme of last …

Rocky Road Ahead for Farm Bill’s Energy Title
February 20, 2017 – 8:40 pm | No Comment

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Farm Bill’s Energy Title provides loans and grants to farmers, ranchers and small businesses to encourage investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and the production of …

Investor to Build N5.2bn Biofuels Refinery in Kogi State
February 17, 2017 – 4:26 pm | No Comment

by Festus Okoromadu (Leadership)  The managing director of Biodiesel Nigeria Limited, Engr. Hussaini Solomon, has said his company has concluded arrangement to establish a mini-biodiesel refinery in Lokoja, Kogi state worth N5.2 billion.

In an exclusive chat …

New Research: Forcing Local Peoples off Their Lands Drives Almost Two-Thirds of Conflicts Between Companies and Local Communities in Africa
February 17, 2017 – 1:59 pm | No Comment

(RightsAndResources.org)  Experts at Dakar event point to a significant cause of investment losses, work stoppages and violence across Africa: the failure of governments and companies to respect the land rights of indigenous and local communities

Sixty-three …

G20 Urged to Ditch Fossil Fuel Subsidies by 2020, Go Green
February 15, 2017 – 4:21 pm | No Comment

by Alister Doyle (Reuters)   Investors and insurers with more than $2.8 trillion in assets under management on Wednesday called on the Group of 20 economies to phase out fossil fuel subsidies by 2020 despite U.S. …

The United States of Oil and Gas
February 15, 2017 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by Tim Meko and Laris Karklis (The Washington Post)  There are more than 900,000 active oil and gas wells in the United States, and more than 130,000 have been drilled since 2010, according to Drillinginfo, a …

Ending Fossil Fuel Production Subsidies Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 37 Gt over 2017-2050; Study
February 13, 2017 – 11:00 am | No Comment

(International Institute for Sustainable Development/PressReleasePoint)  A complete removal of subsidies for the production of fossil fuels today would result in a steady decline in greenhouse gas emissions between now and 2050 as more oil, gas …

FG Planning $50bn Funding for Domestic Biofuel Industry – CBN
February 8, 2017 – 4:59 pm | No Comment

by Ifeanyi Lawrence-Agbai (Today)  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Tuesday disclosed that the federal government would invest about $50 billion to the development of a domestic biofuel industry which would serve as an alternative energy …

Dail Eireann Votes to Divest from Fossil Fuels
February 6, 2017 – 9:11 pm | No Comment

(Big News Network)  Following a vote in the Dail Eireann, Ireland is set to become the world’s first country to fully divest money from fossil fuels. The historic legislation was passed by members in a 90 …

Green Fuels Key to Low-Carbon Future, UK’s Transport Minister Says
January 25, 2017 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by  Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)   Renewable fuels will play a critical role in decarbonising the transport sector, and will complement the role of electric vehicles — Transport Minister John Hayes has said. The UK’s Department for …

Will Renewable Jet Fuel Fly with Trump in the Cockpit?
January 23, 2017 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Kerry Reals (Runway Girl Network)  … But despite widespread concerns, Kevin Weiss, the chief executive of Byogy Renewables – the developer of an alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) fuel process for the aviation industry – tells RGN he …

The Algae Fuel Debacle: How Much More Information Does the Department of Energy Really Need?
January 9, 2017 – 2:49 pm | No Comment

(National Algae Association)  2016 Algae Year in Review – Nothing has Changed  —  2016 (U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Opportunities: …

• Global Algae Innovations (San Diego, California)— …

• Algenol Biotech LLC (Ft. Myers, Florida)– …

• MicroBio …

Biorefinery Interest Cracks the Ton
January 5, 2017 – 6:33 pm | No Comment

(My Sunshine Coast)  A whopping 100 companies have indicated interest in biorefining in Queensland, as the 18 January deadline looms for the Palaszczuk Government’s Biofutures Acceleration Program.

Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham said the …

Austria – Biofuels Technology, Research and Development
January 2, 2017 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

by Dina Bacovsky, Andrea Sonnleitner (Task39 Newsletter)  …  Domestic FAME (fatty acid methyl ester) production in 2014 was 292,009 tonnes based on rapeseed (72%), used cooking oil (19%), animal fat (8%) and fatty acids (1%). The feedstock …

Fantastic 5: US States Getting It Done, Making Biobased Happen
December 27, 2016 – 7:37 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … the most innovative public-private policies are likely for some time to proceed out of regions, provinces and states.

In some ways, in the United States the forces arrayed against the Renewable …

Show Me the Money: Where Is Venture Capital Placing Bets in Bio-based?
December 27, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Lux Research)  From 2010 to 2015, the bio-based materials and chemicals (BBMC) industry attracted nearly $9.2 billion in funding from corporates, debts, individuals, private equity, public investment, and venture capital (VC). Notably, VCs have been …

Crazy. Sexy. Risk.
December 27, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  On any list of 10 Colossal Failures of the Finance sector in this century, we’d put the failure of bankers and commercial-scale investors to get behind the advanced bioeconomy in …

Can Ethanol Cure China’s Corn Indigestion?
December 23, 2016 – 7:02 pm | No Comment

by Julien Hall, Samar Niazi, and Gao Xiaojuan (Platts Commodity Pulse VIDEO)  China’s corn stockpiles, built up over the past couple of years, have reached problematic levels. In this video, S&P Global Platts Agriculture editors Julien …

A Critical Look at Cellulosic Ethanol and Other Advanced Biofuels
December 13, 2016 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Alexander A. Koukoulas0 (ANL Consultants LLC/Biofuels Digest)  … The pursuit of 2nd Gen fuels has been motivated by several factors including: their inherently low-cost, at least from a theoretical standpoint; their potential for drastically reducing carbon …

SRA Nixes Independent Oil Players’ Call for More Ethanol Imports
December 12, 2016 – 2:18 pm | No Comment

by James Konstantin Galvez (The Manila Times)  Despite rising fuel prices, the state-run Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has dismissed calls by independent oil players to allow increased imports of ethanol products to effectively lower gas …

Accelerating the Shift to a Vibrant Australian Biofuels Industry
December 12, 2016 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

(Australian Renewable Energy Agency) Australia’s first advanced green fuels laboratory has opened its doors in regional Queensland, thanks to support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA), allowing researchers to test biocrude on our shores …

28 Days Later: Waste to Fuel
December 5, 2016 – 6:17 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Canadian city of Surrey, British Columbia, prepares to open a new biogas plant fed by its residents’ kitchen scraps and yard waste, the fuel from which will power its …

Nigeria Plans Biofuel Production with Juicy Investment Incentives
December 2, 2016 – 4:18 pm | No Comment

(Offgrid Nigeria)  A draft national policy on biofuel production and distribution likely to be signed into law very soon by Nigeria, has proposed very mouth-watering incentives for investors willing to go into biofuel business in …

Renmatix Turns Biowaste into Plastic. Can the King of Prussia Firm Help Save the Planet?
November 30, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Aswin Mannepalli (Philadelphia Inquirer)  The King of Prussia company takes biowaste and converts it into useful materials such as bioplastics. So far, it counts Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates as a backer. He led a $14 …

Be the Change: Maine’s New Born Global Challenge
November 30, 2016 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  For some time in The Digest, we have examined the problem of matching capital to projects. As Ecostrat’s Jordan Solomon observed at ABLC Next a few weeks back, “the vast …

What Does it Take? The Experts Report from Ottawa on Scaling up the Bioeconomy
November 21, 2016 – 11:16 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past week, a remarkable group of people gathered in Ottawa, perhaps described best as the “friends of Jeff” because the ostensible excuse for a get-together was Jeff Passmore’s Scaling …

Global Bioenergies Completes Construction of German Demo-Scale Plant
November 17, 2016 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Germany, Global Bioenergies has completed construction of its 100 tons/year demonstration-scale plant, a project which commenced in mid-2015.

It is located in the facility owned by the Fraunhofer CBP, on the …

Canada’s “Chemical Valley” Lobbying to Lure New Biofuel Plant
November 15, 2016 – 3:26 pm | No Comment

(AgriMarketing/Reuters)  Sarnia, Ontario, home to dozens of Canada’s refineries and chemical plants, is lobbying hard to lure a biotech plant to the city as the local petrochemical-powered economy braces for the impact of a provincial …

Missouri Governor Authorizes Biodiesel Fund
November 7, 2016 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Missouri soybean farmers will finally be receiving a portion of payments for their biodiesel under the Missouri Qualified Biodiesel Producer Incentive Fund. Governor Nixon has released $3 million to reduce the …

Ethanol Incentive about to Evaporate
November 7, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

by John Miner  (London Free Press)  …  Established in 2005, the $520-million Ontario Ethanol Growth Fund was used by companies to build seven plants that now produce more than 1.1 billion litres of ethanol a year. …

Cross River Ethanol Processing Plant to Be Ready in December — Aide
November 7, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

(Premium Times)  Augustine Oqua, the Special Assistant to Gov. Ben Ayade on Religious Matters, says the proposed Cross River Ethanol Processing Plant will be completed in December.  …  The aide said the ethanol project would …

McGinty’s Agency Subsidized the Ethanol Company which then Hired Her
November 5, 2016 – 1:11 pm | No Comment

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  Katie McGinty, the Democrats’ nominee for Senate in Pennsylvania, cashed out of state government and into the subsidized renewable-energy companies whose agenda she had pushed when in office. That …

National Research Council Showcasing New Algal Biorefinery Project to Reduce CO2 Emissions
November 5, 2016 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

(CNW/Newswire)  The Government of Canada is supporting clean energy research, development and technology demonstration at all stages of the innovation spectrum, from high-risk, early stage research that can deliver transformative energy solutions, to later stage …

State of the Industry, November 2016: A Digest ABLC Next Special Preview
November 4, 2016 – 10:00 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The advanced bioeconomy is making a far more broad assault on everyday norms and materials than back in the days when biofuels were, just about alone, the break-out application.

Shift to …

Changing Off-Take to Achieve Take-Off: Sea-Tac, SkyNRG, Carbon War Room Partner to Shake up Renewable Jet Fuel Supply Chain
November 2, 2016 – 10:51 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington state, the Port of Seattle, SkyNRG and Carbon War Room have signed a partnership to investigate long-term financing mechanisms that could supply all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport …

Derisking: A Strategy for Growing the Biobased Economy
October 28, 2016 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Neil A. Belson (LeafPro Bioproducts/Biofuels Digest)  … Despite its potential benefits and some very real achievements, the biobased economy has overall progressed more slowly than many had hoped.  There are several reasons for this slow progress. …

The New World Has Arrived: 16th International Conference Datagro Sugar and Ethanol Promotes the Innovations of the Sector
October 24, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Laís Forti Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) On October 17-18, 2016, Datagro held its 16th International Conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Once again, this event reunited many great specialists of the sector. Innovations and public policies …

New Pathways for Stover
October 20, 2016 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Innovation in stover utilization targets feed, sugars and coproduct credits, building markets beyond cellulosic ethanol use.  —  Building a robust biomass supply chain for the future will require multiple …

For the Welfare of His People
October 18, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Benefits to the nation bestowed by His Majesty’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy  —  … Throughout his 70 years on the throne, King Bhumibol Adulyadej initiated more than 4,500 royal development projects, all of which were …

Danish Bioethanol Project Halted Due to Lack of Political Support and Financing Issues
October 13, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  Plans to build Denmark’s first biorefinery near Holstebro, which was due to produce bioethanol and biogas, have come to a halt as a result of lack of political support and financing …

Expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy Facility, Establishes Kern Co. as State’s Top Producer of Advanced Biofuels
October 12, 2016 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(Crimson Renewable Energy/PR Web)  The recent expansion of Crimson Renewable Energy’s ultra-low carbon biodiesel production facility leads to a tripling of production and puts Kern County on the map as California’s leading producer of Advanced …

Centre to Invest 15 Thousand Crore to Expand Panipat Refinery
October 12, 2016 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(Times of India)  The Union government will invest Rs 15,000 crore to increase the capacity of Panipat oil refinery in Haryana from existing 15 million tonnes (MT) to 25 MT to raise quality of fuel …

NNPC to Commence Commercial Bio-Fuel Project in Nigeria, Says GMD
October 6, 2016 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

(Vanguard)  The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)will soon commence the first large scale commercial bio-fuel venture as alternative to fossil fuel, Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), has disclosed. Baru made the disclosure on …

Biofuels Developments in Australia
September 30, 2016 – 2:48 pm | No Comment

by Susan van Dyk and Stephen Schuck (IEA Bioenergy Task 39 and Bioenergy Australia)  …  While Australia has large energy resources, it is a net importer of crude oil and refined petroleum products. In
2013, net product imports were …

Tick-tick-tick…This Plastic Will Self-Destruct
September 26, 2016 – 10:09 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They called it Mission Impossible. Create a means to biodegrade any plastic out there that needs to decompose in the environment after use. Find little microbes that can break the …

Northey: E15 an Affordable, Clean-Burning Option at the Pump
September 21, 2016 – 5:03 pm | No Comment

by Bill Northey (Globe Gazette)  … This significant growth in access to E15 is thanks in part to the “Fueling our Future” initiative, which is a collaboration between the governor’s office, Iowa Department of Agriculture …

Russia Ethanol Production Set to Grow
September 19, 2016 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Eugene Gerden (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Impending tax abolishment to provide the impetus for the development of Russian ethanol industry.  —  Plans to lift a hefty excise tax on fuel ethanol by the Russian government are …

Borregaard Invests in Bioethanol Upgrade
September 19, 2016 – 12:13 pm | No Comment

(Borregaard)  Borregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million in a project which includes an upgrade of the bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas.

The project has been awarded a grant of …

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 4, the Year of Living Disingenuously
September 19, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But so far, the company and its celebrity investors and directors such as former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and famed venture capitalist Vinod Khosla had escaped close scrutiny.

The methods …

Kore Biomethane: $25.5mm for RNG
September 14, 2016 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

(Fleets & Fuels)  Wastewater Feed for Fuel for Near Zero Engine Vehicles  —  California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District has moved closer to supporting a $25.5 million Kore Infrastructure project to produce RNG/renewable natural …

The High-Flown Fantasy of Aviation Biofuels
September 12, 2016 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Almuth Ernsting (Biofuelwatch/The Biomass Monitor)  …  As far as Branson and his airline, Virgin Atlantic, were concerned, the flight was indeed no more than a stunt: The “biofuel test flight” burned 95% ordinary kerosene and …

Take Off For Aviation Biofuels: Why, How, and Why?
September 12, 2016 – 12:39 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (The Biomass Monitor/Biofuels Digest)  … By the 21st Century, we’ll have many more technological options for limiting and adapting to climate change, but in there here and now, when it comes to aviation, …

From Farm to Fingernails: GreenBiologics Remakes Little Falls Ethanol Plant
September 11, 2016 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Zach Kayser  (Pine and Lakes Echo Journal)  A multi-million dollar conversion project in Little Falls aims to bear uncommon, environmentally sustainable fruit when it’s completed later this year.  Green Biologics, which is based in the …

INEOS Bio Selling Indian River County Biofuel Plant
September 8, 2016 – 5:38 pm | No Comment

by Paul Ivice (TC Palm)  INEOS Bio is selling its $130 million biofuel plant on Oslo Road, where it’s been developing yard waste-to-ethanol technology since August 2013.

INEOS, which received millions in taxpayer-funded incentives for its joint …

Does Minnesota Have What It Takes to Seize Biofuel Opportunities?
August 31, 2016 – 3:34 pm | No Comment

by Timothy J. Rudnick (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Seldom do the puzzle pieces align so perfectly as they now have to give Minnesota motorists greater access to E15 and higher blends of Minnesota grown, renewable ethanol.

Some …

India Seeks to Expand Biofuels Market to $7.5 Billion by 2022
August 11, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Anindya Upadhyay and Debjit Chakraborty  (Bloomberg)  India’s current biofuels market size is about $1 billion; India to source all raw material for biofuels domestically  —  India is targeting a more than sevenfold expansion in its biofuels …

Latin Americans Committed to Advancing Biofuels
August 9, 2016 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Fernando Olmedo (Biodisol/Agence France Presse (Google Translation))  Twenty Latin American countries pledged Friday to continue “promoting emphasizing” the development of biofuels with support from multilateral financial institutions, during a forum on clean energy in San …

Governments of Canada and Quebec Support Innovative Renewable Fuel Oil Project
August 8, 2016 – 11:40 am | No Comment

(Ensyn)  Support for clean technology innovation is vital to growing Canada’s economy and addressing climate change. With its abundance of renewable biomass, Canada has the potential to develop a strong and globally competitive bioenergy sector.

The Governments of …

KiOR: The Inside True Story of a Company Gone Wrong. Part 3, “You’ve Cooked the Books”
August 4, 2016 – 2:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The company was beginning to hurtle towards an IPO. But the fuel yields were low; the fuel was not usable by their initial chosen downstream partner; the catalyst they were …

We Band of Brothers: Crisp, CRISPR, Crispin’s Day and the Democratization of Crop R&D
August 3, 2016 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  The nature of collaboration across the advanced bioeconomy is shifting dramatically – and we are seeing the democratization of R&D.  …   The CRISPR revolution

As Dan Watkins of DFJ’s Mercury …

How To Make Biofuel Policy Work
August 1, 2016 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

by Morteza Soleymannezhad (Forbes)  … In my opinion, RFS needs an overhaul. It should start phasing out first-generation biofuels and refocus solely on sustainable biofuels such as the ones obtained from cellulosic materials and algae.

As Jeff Turrentine, culture …

The Top 10 Australian Bioeconomy Stories of 2016
July 5, 2016 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) #10: Refocusing away from algae …; #9: Export potential on the rise …; #8: New cellulosic ethanol project in planning …; #7: First Australian biorefinery for renewable diesel, jet fuel …;  #6: New …

Missing a Turn on the Road to a Billion Tons
June 20, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Corinne Young and Michele Jalbert (re:chem/Biofuels Digest)  A Billion Ton Bioeconomy. For those of us who have worked in this space for the last decade, the US government’s aspiration to grow the sector to such …

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action
June 15, 2016 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera (Global Change Biology: Bioenergy) …  Understanding the nexus of food security, bioenergy sustainability, and resource management …

A Biomass to Sugar Value Chain: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Canada’s Sarnia Biocluster
June 14, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “How much value is in the entire value chain, going from stover in the field to all the products?” asked Sandy Marshall, chairman, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada. His question opened his …

Has Shifting to Renewable Energy Become ‘Irreversible’?
June 10, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  … At the heart of the battle is whether it makes sense to transition from fossil fuels to renewables like biofuels, wind, and solar energy. At issue is the choice between steering …

In a First, Karnataka’s Transport Authority May Produce Biofuel. Here’s How
June 9, 2016 – 4:29 pm | No Comment

By Arka Bhattacharya (The Economic Times)  …   Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation is in talks with Hyderabad-based Advait Bio Fuel to jointly establish a bio-diesel production facility in the state, potentially becoming the first transport …

New Corporation Enters into Practical ctivities
June 9, 2016 – 4:16 pm | No Comment

(Fana Broadcasting Corporate)  Established with 15 billion birr capital, the Ethiopian Mineral, Petroleum and Biofuel Corporation (EMPBC) has begun practical activities.
The Corporation is one of the state enterprises established by the government to achieve its …

Govt Backs in Qld as Asia-Pacific Biofutures Hub
June 8, 2016 – 8:36 pm | No Comment

(MySunshineCoast)  The Palaszczuk Government will invest almost $20 million to position Queensland as an Asia-Pacific hub for biofutures industries, creating next generation jobs in the state, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced today.

The Premier launched her Government’s …

Guest Opinion: Misinformation Hurts Ethanol’s Place at Pump
June 6, 2016 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Mike Lefever (Post Independent/Citizen Telegram)  … In the end, though, I hope your take away is the same as mine; there’s a place at the pump for ethanol, petroleum and other fuels. We just don’t want …

Ontario Slates $100 Million toward Renewable Natural Gas
June 6, 2016 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Ontario’s government plans to spend up to $100 million over the next four years to foster growth of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the province.

On May 26, the Ontario Ministry …

USDA Announces More Than $8 Million in Payments to Support the Production of Advanced Biofuel
May 27, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

(US Department of Agriculture)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $8.8 million to boost the production of advanced biofuels and sustain jobs at renewable energy facilities …

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe
May 20, 2016 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the mid-2000s. According to preliminary statistics from SPBI, the share of renewable energy in the road …

In North Dakota’s Oil Patch, a Humbling Comedown
May 19, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Ernest Scheyder (Reuters)  The fracking party is over, and a quiet desperation has descended on the state’s once-booming communities and the thousands of people who were drawn to them.  —  …  But the price …

Senate Opens Door for Increased Ethanol Use
May 11, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) Legislation that supporters say will enhance consumer choices and increase demand for Illinois corn was unanimously approved in the Illinois Senate.

The bill allows the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to …

Hawaii Approves $1.5 Million towards Zero Waste Conversion Biofuel Project
May 11, 2016 – 12:35 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Hawaii, the state’s budget bill for 2015-2017 is heading to the governor for signature which includes $1.5 million in capital funding for the state’s ongoing development of a facility …

The Green Friendship Bridge Series
May 9, 2016 – 12:26 pm | No Comment

by Mark Edwards (Algae Industry Magazine)  The Green Friendship Bridge series examines a simple question: “What makes better sense, extending the border wall with Mexico 1,300 miles or taking 13 miles of fence investment to build …

Indian Cellulosic Ethanol Technology Set for Debut at Demonstration Scale in Uttarakhand
April 22, 2016 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In India, the first demonstration-scale cellulosic ethanol plant will open this week at Indian Glycol Limited, Kashipur in Uttarakhand, with the Indian Minister of Science and Technology & Earth Sciences …

More Misinformation from Fossil Fuel-Backed Special Interests about Renewable Energy
April 22, 2016 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

by Gabe Elsner (The Hill)  … American tax payers have paid conventional fuels more than $500 billion and counting over the last 100 years. The International Monetary Fund calculated global fossil fuel subsidies to be a …

Harnessing Biotechnology to Accelerate Advanced Biofuels Production
April 12, 2016 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Male (US Department of Energy) … From expanding the potential of diverse microbial systems to enhancing the biocatalytic capabilities of enzymes, the application of biotechnology is accelerating the development of the advanced biofuel industry.

The …

Farm Bill Energy Programs Enable New Feedstock Production To Help Fuel the Biobased Economy
April 6, 2016 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  … Congress changed mandatory funding for two key bioenergy programs – despite their tangible successes – through its Fiscal Year 2016 (FY16) Omnibus spending bill. USDA’s Section 9003 Loan …

Malawi: Must Hands Over Ethanol Stoves to Farmers in KK
March 15, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Anastazio Mpumulo  (AllAfrica)  Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) has handed over ethanol stoves to 36 households in Nkhotakota to mark the beginning of an assessment where ethanol is tested at household level …

Biofuels Rep Defends RFS
March 8, 2016 – 5:52 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Compliance News)  …  Americans should not misunderstand the current state of domestic production, foreign production, international economics, and low prices, according to Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Business Council.

“Oil dependence is …

50 BC Cleantech CEOs Send Prime Minister Trudeau an Open Letter Outlining a National Cleantech Growth Strategy
February 29, 2016 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

(BC Cleantech CEO Alliance /NewsWire)  The BC Cleantech CEO Alliance is a group of cleantech entrepreneurs and CEOs committed to accelerating British Columbia as a global hub of cleantech innovation, talent, capital and solutions to …

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Talks GMOs And Ethanol
February 26, 2016 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Robin Young (NPR’s Here and Now)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is the only member of the cabinet who’s been there since President Obama took office. He heads a department that oversees a wide swath of …

Zeitgeist at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference
February 25, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

 

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  You might think that annual conferences feel the same year after year. Not true.  One of the reasons to attend conferences is to get an update on the dynamic …

Breaking Europe’s Addiction to Oil
February 23, 2016 – 7:08 pm | No Comment

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Peder Holk Nielsen (Novozymes)  Former Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Novozymes’ CEO take steps to highlight Europe’s problematic addiction to oil – and what can be done …

7 Megatrends for the Bioeconomy
February 23, 2016 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Where is the bioeconomy headed? In the annual State of the Industry briefing at the 2016 Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference, the Digest presented a survey on that topic.

Here are the …

Second-Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspectives
February 23, 2016 – 9:56 am | No Comment

(United Nations Conference on Trade and Development)  UNCTAD’s first report on the state of biofuel technologies in 2007 highlighted a sector with great potential, but at the time that was a long way off from …

Cellulosic Ethanol Falls A Few Billion Gallons Short
February 22, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Energy Trends Insider) … From zero commercial production in 2006, (Vinod) Khosla foresaw the first 100 million gallons of cellulosic ethanol hitting the market in 2008 (see Slide 78), ramping rapidly to 2.5 …

Book Review: Biofuels, Food Security and Developing Economies
February 22, 2016 – 4:22 pm | No Comment

(merinews)  …  Giving the intensity of debate of food versus fuel debate, Naziz (Mintz-Habib)’s fascinating study explores how and in what circumstances Biofuel crops contribute to either perpetuating or alleviating poverty and food in security …

Bailout the US Shale Oil/Gas Industry or Fund Clean Sustainable Renewable Transportation? A New Way of Looking at the Options. Press Release
February 16, 2016 – 10:45 am | No Comment

For Immediate Release February 12, 2016—Frederick, MD Advanced Biofuels USA correspondent Robert E. Kozak analyses the potential for a reinvigorated US shale oil/gas industry with and without government subsidies; and compares it to the potential for near-term …

After the Fall: Rebuilding US Liquid Fuel Production – Invest in Our Land or the Shale Oil Fields? (Part 2 of 2)
February 12, 2016 – 11:20 am | No Comment

Efforts to promote a sustainable use of natural resources are not a waste of money, but rather an investment capable of providing other eco­nomic benefits in the medium term. If we look at the larger …

Queensland Government Eyes Biofuels Fund to Help Economy
February 10, 2016 – 6:57 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The Australia-based Queensland Government is to investigate the establishment of a biofutures industry development fund, which would look to financially assist first mover investment in the biofuels industry.

According to local news website Daily …

Nigeria: Investing in an Ethanol Plant for Export
February 9, 2016 – 1:05 pm | No Comment

by Uba Godwin  (This Day/AllAfrica.com/Global Trust Consulting Group)  Uba Godwin writes on how cassava and other raw materials could be processed into ethanol for export  —  It is disheartened that Nigerians at this level of …

Towards Advanced Biofuels – Options for Integrating 1st and 2nd Generation biofuel Production (RES-T-BIOPLANT)
February 9, 2016 – 11:22 am | No Comment

(IEA-RETD/IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment)  The integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional (1st generation / 1G) biofuel plants can lead to significant synergies and cost savings, especially …

Sampson County OKs Incentives Package for 2 Hog Waste Power Plants
January 17, 2016 – 3:07 pm | No Comment

by Michael Futch (Fayetteville Observer)  Michigan-based NOVI Energy is moving forward with plans to build two anaerobic digester power plants in Sampson County after county commissioners approved incentives for the facilities.

The proposed plants would bring …

What $6 Trillion Could Do for Renewable Energy or “The Cost of War”
December 30, 2015 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  What if the nearly $6 trillion spent on wars in Afghanistan and Iraq had been spent to generate economic activity for the ethanol industry, asks Mike Bryan. —   …

Bio-on: World First Facility for Producing Bioplastic from Biodiesel Co-Product Glycerol
December 23, 2015 – 7:12 pm | No Comment

(Globe Newswire/NASDAQ) An agreement signed today by Bio-on and S.E.C.I. S.p.A. part of Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri holding, will see Italy’s and world’s first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from biodiesel production co-products, namely glycerol. …

Findin’ the Benjamins: Stern Brothers’ 2015 8-Slide Guide to Renewable Fuels Project Finance
December 18, 2015 – 11:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bottom line, if you’re in the business of financing a renewable fuels project with a loan guarantee in the mix, you’re probably talking with Stern Brothers and managing director John …

NRL, NBDA Ink MoU for Sourcing Two Lakh Tonnes of Bamboo Annually
December 9, 2015 – 12:28 pm | No Comment

(Economic Times/India Times)  Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL), a Government of India Public Sector Enterprises under Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency (NBDA), a state government undertaking, today inked a Memorandum …

More Than $3.4 Trillion in Assets Vow to Divest From Fossil Fuels
December 7, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Zahara Hirji  (InsideClimate News)  The list of institutions committed to ridding their portfolios of at least some fossil fuel interests has surged in recent months, organizers say.  —  More than 500 institutions representing about …

Biofuel Enzymes Market to Top USD 1bn in 2020 with Cellulosic Ethanol Help
December 2, 2015 – 5:00 pm | No Comment

by Plamena Tisheva (SeeNews)  The global market for biofuel enzymes is to experience a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.4% over the next five years, driven by the shift to cellulosic ethanol, BCC Research says in …

20-Nation Mission Innovation Coalition Launches to Spur Clean Energy R&D, Investment
November 30, 2015 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, President Obama and French President Hollande, along with a wide range of other top global leaders, are announcing today the launch of “Mission Innovation,” a 20-country initiative to …

Gates, Zuckerberg, Branson, Bezos, Steyer, Khosla, Doerr, 20 Others Form Breakthrough Energy Coalition
November 30, 2015 – 9:12 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In France, 28 business leaders and organizations launched the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, with Coalition chairman Bill Gates stating that “The existing system of basic research, clean energy investment, regulatory frameworks, …

The Assault on Federally Supported Science
November 16, 2015 – 12:42 pm | No Comment

by  Robert D. Atkinson (Information Technology & Innovation Foundation/Christian Science Monitor)  Many of the recent attacks on government-backed research conveniently ignore the huge impact that such science has provided worldwide. —  Distrust of government has …

The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Holland & Knight’s “Formulating Successful Grant & Loan Strategies
November 4, 2015 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  5 pieces of advice, above all, Holland & Knight give in obtaining grants and research opportunities through the Federal Government:

Align with agency and programmatic objectives and metrics.
Build relationships with technology …

Mission Incomplete
November 3, 2015 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Department of Defense has yet to purchase alternative fuels beyond testing and demonstration purposes, but intentions remain.  —  In July, the U.S. Government Accountability Office published a report …

Biotechnology Company Seeks $26 Million in Public Funding
October 30, 2015 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

by Bill Hanna (Mesabi Daily News)  Mountain Iron intended home for Sweetwater Energy project  —  The Iron Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board on Friday will consider authorizing $26 million in public money for a startup …

Soapbox: Fossil Fuel Is a Bad Investment
October 29, 2015 – 12:25 pm | No Comment

by Danny Kennedy and Jeremy Leggett (California Clean Energy Fund/Carbon Tracker Initiative/Sacramento Bee)  …  Since 2013, the world has been adding more renewable electricity capacity than fossil fuel capacity each year.

Meanwhile, the fossil fuel industry …

Aora Tulip To ‘Grow’ Over Ethiopia For Solar Power
October 28, 2015 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Abigail Klein Leichman (Jewish Business News)  Israeli solar-biogas technology developer Aora Solar will develop renewable energy installations in Ethiopia.  —  … It’s the Aora Tulip, a solar-hybrid modular technology that runs on solar power during …

Opinion: Our Generation’s Moonshot: A Clean-Energy World by 2050
October 7, 2015 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Jeffrey D. Sachs (Market Watch)  In May 1961, President John F. Kennedy stirred America and the world with these words: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this …

Senate Democrats Introduce Comprehensive National Energy Bill
September 23, 2015 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Senate democrats introduced a national energy bill Sept. 22 that they says offers a pathway to a cleaner energy future and economy.  The American Energy Innovation Act of …

David Attenborough Backs Huge Apollo-Style Clean Energy Research Plan
September 16, 2015 – 1:27 pm | No Comment

by Damian Carrington (The Guardian)  Naturalist says 10-year public research and development programme, that would emulate race to put men on the moon, could halt climate change — … In a letter to the Guardian, the …

Durbin, Kirk Support Federal Investment In Illinois Biofuels Industry
August 10, 2015 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Office of Senator Dick Durbin)  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today in support of Illinois’ application for additional federal funding to advance …

The Future of Low-Carbon Road Transport: What Role for Second-Generation Biofuels?
July 29, 2015 – 6:48 pm | No Comment

by  Joern Huenteler and Henry Lee (Belfer Center Programs or Projects)  The promise, prospects, and public policy trade-offs related to second-generation biofuels in road transport were addressed in an executive session convened at The Henry …

Refinery to Turn Fat and Vegetable Oil into Renewable Fuels
July 8, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Bill Mah (Edmonton Journal)  The company behind a refinery to turn fat and grease into renewable fuels says the pilot plant could soon offer another local market for Alberta farmers and cut greenhouse gas …

Energy Department Announces New Initiatives as Part of Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Summit
July 7, 2015 – 10:01 am | No Comment

(US Department of Energy)  The Department of Energy announced several new and expanding initiatives as part of the Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Summit, including the launch of a Clean Energy Impact Investment Center (CEII), which …

Quadrennial Energy Review Contains Clues on Federal Biofuels, Biomass Priorities
May 8, 2015 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) …  And while not a major focus of the report, the QER contains language pertaining to biofuels and bioenergy which give some hints as to the top-level goals for DOE …

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) Ups Biofuels Presence at Policy Forum
April 24, 2015 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Over the past year, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) increased its work with the biofuels sector of renewable energy, upped its presence and activity at biofuels-related conferences …

Global Bioenergies Heads for Demo Scale: A Magic Path to Isobutane in Sight
April 3, 2015 – 11:23 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In France, Global Bioenergies announced that it has completed the financing of its demo plant, and is commencing construction immediately. The 5,000L demonstration-scale facility will be completed in spring 2015, …

The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them — March 31, 2015 — Washington, DC
March 23, 2015 – 1:08 pm | No Comment
The Innovative State: Governments Should Make Markets, Not Just Fix Them — March 31, 2015 — Washington, DC

The conventional view of what governments should do to foster innovation is simple: get out of the way. But economist Mariana Mazzucato argues that view is as wrong as it is widespread. In countries that …

What Cellulosic Can Learn from Solar and Other Clean-Tech Industries?
March 2, 2015 – 3:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Thought Leadership: The Digest speaks with Sebastian Soederberg, Novozymes’ VP for Biomass Conversion on the cellulosic ethanol industry.

… If you look at charts of installed capacity since the 1990s for …

Harper Government Supports New Ethanol Production Technology
February 11, 2015 – 3:17 pm | No Comment

(Government of Canada)  The Government of Canada is making an investment of $3.7 million to help Integrated Grain Processors Cooperative (IGPC) Ethanol Inc. install Canada’s first Fiber Separation Technology™ (FST) system to help boost production …

George W. Bush’s Favorite Green Car Is Making a Comeback
February 6, 2015 – 2:07 pm | No Comment

by Jason Plautz  (National Journal)  Under President George W. Bush, hydrogen-powered cars were the automotive technology of the future, with the promise of ditching gasoline and driving for miles with only water as exhaust.

But a …

Two Biorefinery a Total of EUR 33.3 Million to Support Energy
December 23, 2014 – 3:11 pm | No Comment

(Finland Ministry of Employment and the Economy)  The Ministry of Employment and the Economy granted 17/12/2014 Bioethanol Finland Oy, EUR 30 million to support energy Kouvola Myllykoski planned bioethanol facility investment. Neste Oil Corporation was granted, respectively, …

Finance for Climate Action Flowing Globally Stood at $650 Billion Annually in 2011-2012, and Possibly Higher
December 4, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change)   Publishes 2014 Biennial Assessment and Overview
of Climate Finance Flows Report.  Annual public and private flows from developed to developing countries ranged from $40 to $175 billion.   …

Ethanol Industry Looking beyond Incentives
December 3, 2014 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

by Scott Jamieson  (Canadian Biomass Magazine)  Executives from Canada’s biofuels industry are looking at efficiencies and diversification as tools to ensure the sector’s continued growth.  That was the main message shared with a packed room …

Road-Map to Multi-Million Pound Sustainable Aviation Fuels Industry Launched
December 3, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Sustainable Aviation)  Sustainable Aviation (SA), a coalition of the UK’s airlines, airports, manufacturers and air navigation service provider NATS, has launched its latest Road-Map, which considers the opportunities for sustainable aviation fuels. The Road-Map identifies …

Set up Biofuel Fund, Government Urged
November 14, 2014 – 11:36 am | No Comment

by Kennedy Mupeseni (Times of Zambia)  An energy expert has said Government should establish a low interest-rates biofuel fund to be accessed by Zambians for various operations in biofuel value chains.  Biofuel Association of Zambia (BAZ) …

Rich Countries Subsidising Oil, Gas and Coal Companies by $88bn a Year
November 11, 2014 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

(The Guardian) US, UK, Australia giving tax breaks to explore new reserves despite climate advice that fossil fuels should be left buried

Rich countries are subsidising oil, gas and coal companies by about $88bn (£55.4bn) a year …